Read the Label: Nair Silky Sensations Hair Remover

Oct 1, 2010 | Contact Author | By: Ni'Kita Wilson, Cosmetech Labs
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Title: Read the Label: Nair Silky Sensations Hair Remover
depilatoryx potassium thioglycolatex calcium hydroxidex ceteareth-20x mineral oilx
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Keywords: depilatory | potassium thioglycolate | calcium hydroxide | ceteareth-20 | mineral oil

Abstract: It appears there has not been much innovation in depilatory technology, since this product follows the same basic formulation that has been used for years.

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N Wilson, Read the label: Nair silky sensations hair remover, Cosm & Toil 125(10) 15 (Oct 2010)

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It appears there has not been much innovation in depilatory technology, since this product follows the same basic formulation that has been used for years. The potassium thioglycolate in combination with calcium hydroxide react to break down the disulfide bonds in hair, allowing for easy removal with wiping or rinsing.

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Ingredients: Nair Silky Sensations

Ingredients: Nair Silky Sensations

The pH of a depilatory is typically around 12.5. Not many ingredients can remain stable in the extreme alkaline environment found in depilatories, which is why ceteareth-20 (and) cetearyl alcohol is the most common emulsifier/stabilizer combination used in such formulations.

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